15 Awesome Things To Do In New York City

1. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

If you want unique New York city views, book a ticket to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

2. Empire State Building

It used to be the tallest building in New York but that title is now held by the new building at 1 World Trade Center.

3. Go Up To The Top Of The Rock

You’ll notice that we mention a lot of views in this New York City guide and that is because New York has such a beautiful skyline.

4. Rockefeller Center

A visit to New York wouldn’t be complete without going to the Rockefeller Centre.

5. National 9/11 Memorial Plaza

Two 9/11 memorial reflection pools sit at the bases of where the twin towers were with names etched into the walls.

6. 9/11 Museum

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum remind us all that these senseless acts of violence only hurt the innocent but when tragedy strikes, the best of the human race emerges.

7. One World Observatory

While visiting the museum, go up to the observation deck of One World Observatory.

8. The Statue Of Liberty

It’s New York’s most famous attraction and besides learning about its history, it also offers amazing views of the city.

9. Ellis Island

Many people include the Ellis Island tour with the Statue of Liberty. We did this our first time in New York together and we found it fascinating.

10. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

You don’t have to spend days here. An hour or two will give you a good appreciation for what it has to offer.

11. The Vessel

The Vessel at Hudson Yards is a remarkable work of art that gives wannabe photographers their perfect Instagram-worthy shot.

12. The High Line

The High Line is a 1 1/2 mile long (2.4 km) elevated walkway and park that cuts through Manhattan’s West Side.

13. Hudson Yards

This midtown Manhattan neighborhood is an awesome place to hang out for the morning.

14. Chelsea Market

By the time you’ve visited the Vessel and walked the Highline, I am sure that you are hungry, so breeze over to Chelsea Market for lunch or brunch located in Meatpacking District.

15. Times Square

New York City’s Times Square is the most famous square in the world. This is probably one of the most touristy things to do in New York, but you cannot miss seeing it.

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